Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lagenlook

Cardigan - Talbots, thrifted
Silk blouse - Banana Republic, thrifted
Skirt - thrifted
Mu boots - Cydwoq

I don't know if I'm necessarily doing the whole 'lagenlook' thing right, but the weather is so gorgeous I wanted to layer, but keep things light. I pulled this shirt out of my summer drawer. I shop out of season, which sometimes means getting things and putting them away until the next weather cycle. Like much of my winter stuff is 'new' but it's been sitting around since the hottest days of summer.

Also you may have noticed a change in my layout. I haven't decided if I like it permanently or not, but it will stick around through the Halloween season at least. Let me know what you think!


It's a bit of a recipe week here on MMD. I get food-creative when I'm not tumbling out the door shortly after waking up. Today's recipe is Tuna salad. Before you groan and run away, here's my fall recipe:
Packet/tin of plain tuna
Enough mayo to moisten
Curry powder
Green onion
Dried cranberries
Walnuts
Relish (optional)

Amounts vary to taste and what you have floating in your pantry. I'll preface this recipe with: I don't like sweet with meat, or nuts in most things, but the combo of salty, sour, sweet, and pungent combine for an unexpected flavor profile. I suggest making the night before to let the flavors meld.

You could easily toss this onto a green salad or hot pasta for lunch, or eat it on crackers... Or just with a spoon like I did. I've also added in shredded carrots, red cabbage or other crunchy things in the past to make it more of a meal.

If you're anti-tuna, try it with chicken instead. If you're vegetarian, feel free to offer an alternative in the comments! I'm personally a meat-eater, but always love new veg recipes for myself and veg-eating friends.

28 comments:

  1. Your outfit makes me think a little bit of Hawaii - in a good way! I love the bright colors!

    I also love your layout, it's super fun for Halloween! And your tuna salad sounds yummy. I think we're being lazy and having leftovers tonight. So fun.

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  2. Oooooh I think the new layout is really cool actually! And I love your bright look today. Who says you can only wear drab colors in the cooler months? Not me! I love that skirt and it works perfectly with the blouse!

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  3. I really like it, these are great colors for you (for me too)
    Is lagenlook really an English word? We say the same in dutch (Holland).
    Look, ofcourse is English, but i thought lagen is dutch.

    XO Arezu

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    1. I learned the term from ebay - I believe it's originally German. I've seen draped pieces coined with the tag "Lagenlook" and from what I've seen it means long loose layers.

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  4. Lagenlook! You've just introduced me to a term for what I've been liking and playing with in my own clothes lately. I love it with all the brights you're wearing here. (Me, I'm still mostly all about the neturals.)

    I hate mayo, so I'd swap that out for something like plain yogurt, but other than that, your tuna salad sounds great, and very adaptable.

    The flies are awesome.

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    1. I don't like mayo either, but the curry takes away some of the taste. plain yogurt would work great. I don't always have it on hand since the rest of the family eats mayo, so I usually use what I have.

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  5. It gives me the creeps in here now. Ew, I hear buzzing in my ears. ;) Just kidding though. I think it's artsy and unique in a sort of geek way.
    I was reading your description of Lagenlook and am a fan for sure. I love anything loose and drapey. You're a breath of fresh color today.

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  6. Okay, Sister-in-Cat, but this totally seals the deal. I am having tuna salad tonight.

    I also might have mentioned you on tonight's post.

    OMGOMGOMG FLYING INSECTS! Very cool. Can I get a scarf in this pattern? :P

    You look so great in green, a refreshing pop of lightness amidst the fall trends.

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  7. It never occurred to me to add curry to tuna salad, but I'm going to try it the next time I make it.

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  8. What the heck is "lagenlook"? It sounds Scandinavian.

    I really like the mix of colours and all the wrapping shapes in this outfit!

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  9. Ooooo is spoooooky bluuuuuue! Did I miss the bugs, though? Your outfit is so beautiful! I love that top and skirt like mad, and the colour of the cardigan is perfect. I would be tempted to experiment with knotting the tails of it to fool around with silhouette.

    Tuna is one of my favourites, and your recipe sounds delicious, thanks!

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  10. I love all the fun bright colors :)

    I would suggest making this recipe as an egg salad instead of tuna for the vegetarians. Not sure what to do if you're vegan though...

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  11. What a fun top. I love the brights!

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  12. I like the new layout, and I am loving the red and greens together.

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  13. Cuuuute! I love how much volume there is in the skirt! You have so many awesome green items in your closet - it's my favorite color but I don't find too many clothes in green!

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  14. Lovely outfit and I LOVE those boots. And that you took the pics with that background :D
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  15. Green looks AMAZING on you. Love love that top and it pairs so well with that cardigan and skirt. You need to wear prints more often, girl.

    I am in love with the new, Mystic Blue look of your Blog. =)

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  16. This outfit is the bomb! You look great. Love the new look to the website too!

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  17. I don't usually like fruit mixed with meat - the exception being cranberries. Maybe because they are tart?

    Love the blouse and those cydwoq boots!

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  18. I totally LOVE this outfit!! I love a limey green with tomato red!!
    Yum to your tuna recipe--i've also chopped up grapes instead of cranberries in tuna.

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  19. Mmmm, mmmm your recipe sounds so good. I'm wanting some right now!

    So this is the first time I've heard the word lagenlook and then, voila, just like that, a few moments later I find out I've been pinterested repeatedly on a someone's board labeled as having the Lagenlook!!! Who knew I had a "look?!" I have mixed feelings about that. I don't like the idea of pinterest itself and being pinterested without my permission just willy-nilly out there.

    Anyway, Megan you look good enough to eat in your colorful lagenlooking!

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  20. I've been enjoying tuna with sauer kraut lately.

    Also: That blouse is wonderful.

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  21. thanks for the new word. Again, you in neon = big thumbs up. That top is great, another thrifted banana republic one? such an eyecatching print.

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  22. beautiful colors, megan, and they suit you so well!
    i like tuna salad, nice idea to add some walnuts, i will try it also.

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  23. I really like how you made layering look so fresh, I never think to layer up my brighter, summery things only winter knits, must give it a go!

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  24. I prefer simple recipes. They often taste better than ultra fancy ones with a hundred ingredients. I make a fake tuna salad with either mashed chickpeas or tofu. It's comfort food, and I like to just eat it with a spoon too. :)

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    1. Oooh! It might also be good with white beans (navy or great northern). Probably want to add a little herbs and zest to perk up the flavor, but it'd even make a good sandwich filling.

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  25. Yum. Based on the ingredients I know I'l love it!! Love these colors too, especially the way the Cydwoqs keep it grounded.

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